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COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties

COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
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COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties COVID-19 Risks and Uncertainties
COVID-19, which was declared a global health pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, has driven the implementation and continuation of significant government-imposed measures to prevent or reduce its spread, including travel restrictions, “shelter in place” orders, and business closures. At the onset of the pandemic, we experienced a substantial decline in the demand for our Short Distance passenger services due to travel restrictions that significantly reduced the number of commercial airline passengers and office closures that required many people to work from home, lowering commuter demand. However, we continued to see increasing demand for our MediMobility Organ Transport and Jet and Other services throughout the pandemic.
As a result of the decline in Short Distance demand, we paused our New York airport service from March 2020 through June 2021. Additionally, we implemented new measures to focus on the personal safety of our air and ground passengers during the pandemic, which did not materially increase our costs, and significantly reduced the number of Short Distance flights we offered in the typically high-demand summer season during 2020.
We began to see a recovery in Short Distance demand in Summer 2021. While the ultimate impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic is highly uncertain and subject to change, we were able to resume our New York by-the-seat airport flights on June 1, 2021, beginning with service between Manhattan and JFK Airport and later adding Newark Airport. Additionally, we have seen recovering demand on our other Short Distance routes. However, adverse developments related to the pandemic, such as the emergence of new viral strains that are not responsive to the vaccine, a reduction in business travel in favor of virtual meetings, or a continued lack of demand for air travel from the public, could slow the recovery of our Short Distance products and postpone our ability to launch planned route expansions.